3 items from 2013
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 26, 2013
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray $39.95
Denis Lavant (Mister Lonely), Eva Mendes (The Other Guys), Kylie Minogue (Jack & Diane) and Edith Scob (Summer Hours) star in internationally acclaimed French filmmaker Léos Carax’s (The Lovers on the Bridge) 2012 fantasy-drama mash-up movie Holy Motors.
The film’s hard-to-describe, dreamy story has Lavant portraying “Monsieur Oscar,” a man whose mysterious job involves using makeup, elaborate costumes and props to carry out a number of complex and unusual scenarios. As he embarks on a journey through the streets of Paris in a white limousine driven by his associate Céline (Scob), Oscar transforms into a handful of characters for a series of strange “appointments.” Oscar’s various scenarios play out as different film genres–monster movie, film noir, fantasy, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller and even anime.
A true »
Director: Leos Carax
Running Time: 111 minutes
Extras: Trailer, Conversation With Leos Carax At The Locarno Film Festival, Deleted Scenes
Often cinema-goers and film fans are treated as imbeciles; plot twists are sign posted, endings deconstructed and characters formulaic. But, every now and then a filmmaker dares to disregard common courtesy, and sense by allowing the audience to make their own mind up. With Holy Motors Leos Carax (The Lovers On The Bridge, Boy Meets Girl) has done exactly that.
Holy Motors is a ‘huh?’ movie: whilst watching you will constantly wonder what is going on and why it is happening, as not once are on-screen actions explained or taken as anything but the norm. The story, of sorts – a limousine picks Oscar (Lavant) up for work where he will spend the day transforming himself into various characters around Paris – doesn’t have a pay-off, »
- Sam Carey
Looking back at 2012 on what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2012—in theaters or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2012 to create a unique double feature.
All the contributors were asked to write a paragraph explaining their 2012 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch in that perfect world we know doesn't exist but can keep dreaming of every time we go to the movies.
How would you program some »
- Daniel Kasman
3 items from 2013
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